"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Wasted

I was gifted a packet of biscuits by a visitor who came to an impromptu dinner gathering the other night.

On opening the packet I discovered that it had not one, not two, but three layers of packaging.

Three layers of packaging:
1 outer flimsy layer
 2 middle firm(er) layer
 3 inner flimsy layer
And we wonder why this planet is being overrun by refuse / plastic...!  What a waste - of resources, power to manufacture, water to manufacture, etc...

4 comments:

Shirley said...

I agree. I see all this packaging discarded on our walks. I open packaging at home preparing food and only some can be recycled. I seem to get crosser with this as I get older

Dani said...

Shirley - It drives me mad! Guess, as you say, one becomes less forgiving / allowing as one gets older. I certainly do, especially when it comes to unnecessary wastage...

Leigh said...

I have to say that this kind of thing is a major pet peeve for me. Then all too often the packaging seems better quality than the product! However, there is no waste from anything we produce for ourselves. That's a comfort!

Dani said...

Leigh - Couldn't agree with you more - either about the packaging quality, nor the lack of waste from home made treats ;)